This exercise to develop balance skills is generally suitable for players of 4-6 years


  • The players sway or lean in different directions while in a standing position
  • Beginning with the feet comfortably apart, lean forward and then back; lean as far as possible while maintaining balance
  • Then lean to either side
  • Raise the arms out to each side and stand on one leg, then the other
  • Repeat the sequence with the eyes closed

Key Points

  • Place the feet comfortably apart
  • Find your centre of balance by swaying from side to side and back and forward


  • An inventory of equipment to support ABC exercises is available in the Resources section